“By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.” Hebrews 11:4
Dear Heavenly Father, What secrets are locked away in that little story about Cain and Able! What was it about the faith of Abel that pleased you so much? Was it his thankfulness, his pure worship, his desire to please you and not himself? Was it his deep love for you? I think it was all of that. All of those virtues are caused by faith. It had little to do with what he offered. It was about his heart while he offered it. Even though his shallow hearted brother snuffed him out; his life, the first to pass on this earth, still speaks to me. You have made his life count. You will make mine count too. I can lose myself in loving you instead of striving to make a name for myself with anyone. Make my life like Abel’s, one that worships you and is pleasing to you without regard for the opinions of people. Amen.
God has earned the right to be our audience of one!